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Title: The Basics

Encouraging the reader to think about the way language works, this introductory overview of topics on the study of language provides explanations of its basic terms and ideas: including The Uniqueness of Human Language; The Grammatical Background; Language and Meaning; Variation in Language; Change in Language; Language, Mind and Brain; Learning a First Language; Attitudes to Language.

Publication Year: 1995
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415125413
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 216
Prices: 13.95